SAE Carolinas Chapter
This is a web based event.
Industries often have advocates that work to provide a common structure for the product and the processes that are employed. For automotive product standards, one need to look no further than SAE International. For product and process development framework, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). APQP forms the backbone of automotive product in North America and is the culmination of multiple years collaboration with AIAG, Ford, GM and Chrysler, and while many things have changed over time, the
This framework along with the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) help define the expectations upon the suppliers to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Knowing these expectations enable the supplier to move robustly toward the development with strong knowledge of specific questions to ask based upon their product offering. This presentation will provide an over view of the phases (APQP) as well as the associated processes and artifacts and a brief exploration as to why these are performed.